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programs. if you missed today. santa will be back on saturday. >>> the obama's new dog got excited at the white house christmas event. right behind mrs. obama a little girl was knocked over when the girl jumped up. the first lady got down to make sure the girl was okay. there were no tears and the little girl pet sunny. >>> a cold front is creating concerns for farmers in gilroy, crews worked to protect thousands of the trees, pulled the cover over rose of small trees. as for the bigger trees farmers are hoping they are strong enough to make it through. the big trees they don't get damaged as easy as the tiny one, but the small ones we have to protect them. >> bay area nurse reese have sold out of frost protection products for gardners. >> you have crops. >> i have lime trees, summertime. i got them covered up. i built enclosures around them and electric blanketed and people in there with warming things. a guy with a fire going and the whole thing. >> you can buy them for 39- cents apiece. >> it's more fun to do it at home. protect your pets. these are the current temperature. vaca
. >> president obama's new campaign this time, campaigning for obama care. >> the first matter of business is touting the improved version the timely version of those ads on calendars. -- advent calendars. it will be a new push every day between now and the first sign up deadline to highlight different benefits of the plan. the critics are asking why. last two campaigns ended a year ago, the president is back on the trail and away. stumping not for votes at four enrollees. >> i need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, its benefits, its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. >> it is the first in a now daily push between today and december 23 to get as many as possible to sign up. that is the deadline if you want coverage beginning january 1. through social media, surrogates and mr. obama will say the website has improved. they hope million general, especially young and healthy customers in just a matter of months. >> we're not going to walk away. if i have to fight another three years to make
a short time ago. jonathan karl, certainly president obama made aware of the news, the loss this afternoon. have we heard anything yet from the president? >> the white house is well aware of this, something we have been tracking a long time. no official statement yet. was a towering influence on president obama, inspiration. if you look now at the screen, that is the one and only photograph of president obama and mandela together, happening the one time that manned -- that obama got to meet his hero as a young freshman senator, newly elected senator, and mandela was visiting washington. he had that meeting, that single photo, obama in silhouette. he wassident, back when senator obama, wrote a forward to a book by nelson mandela, and the words here give you a sense. by the way, the pictures right now, that is the president in the cell where nelson mandela spent 17 years in prison and in south africa, 17 of the 27 years that nelson mandela spent in prison. trip, the president visited south africa earlier this year. he had hoped to get a chance to have one last meeting with mandela. forela wa
to hit president obama with. they did sort of need something new, right, for the holiday? s and turns out president obama didn't close the vatican embassy, they thought they had a live one there, but that ended up not being true. and they thought they had a huge story when they thought president obama didn't cover babies with the health insurance. but that wasn't true. that one guy that thought his baby was not covered on his health insurance is because that one activist guy forget to list that baby. he forget one of his kids, simple mistake, apparently. the irs scandal turned out not really being a scandal. trying to turn the benghazi scandal into a tragedy other than a tragedy. and they keep trying to pull stunts to repeal obama care, now that hundreds of thousands of people are getting health insurance that they didn't have before. they really need a new thing. they think they would like to hit him now on iran. according to the hill, quote, house republicans are considering various legislative options that would either rip the obama administration's nuclear deal with iran. quote, a han
remaining legal cases against the health care law. >> mean time president obama announced new 100 million dollar initiative today to help find a cure for hiv. the president made announcement at the white house to mark world aids day which was yesterday. the money will good to the national institute of mental health health. the president says the u.s. should be at the forefront of discovery to eliminate hiv or put it into remission without requiring life long therapy. >> those of you who live through it remember all too well the fear and the stigma and how hard people with hiv had to fight to be seen or heard or to be treated with basic compassion. >>reporter: white house marked world aids day by hang ago giant red ribbon between column in the north port could. the president also announced that the u.s. has surpassed the ambitious goal he set last year to support 6 million people around the globe in getting access to anti-retro-viral dru drug. >> doctors reporting epidemic of very different kind of twins. the center for disease control and prevention says that 46 percent of all babi
watch chris matthews interview president obama. chris hayes is up next. >>> good evening from new york, i'm chris hayes, the white house today got the best news it has had in two months about obama care. we will bring that news to you in a moment as well as the president's latest push to get young people to enroll. but it has always been the case, the political fate of obama care would rest ultimately on its performance, what it did for people's lives and not on the lies and slander directed at it from the right. and while the smears deployed against it get shorter and shorter we have the latest example. did you hear about the guy whose baby was denied coverage under obama care? >> those family plan quotes included myself, my wife, our 7, 5, and 3-year-old, and 18 month-old was left off. the response was no, they don't allow family plans under the age of 8. >> this guy tried to sign his family up for insurance on the new york state exchange and they refused to enroll his 18 month-old baby? obama care is anti-toddler? the story, as you might imagine, got a lot of pickup in the righ
on the positive from the right. >> there is no good news about obama care. we shut down the government. we took this nation to the brink of financial collapse because of obama care. and most people expected that when the website was fixed it would get better. and now young people aren't signing up because they can't afford it, doesn't make any economic sense for them. >> if i can just say this -- if you look in the long arc of history and perpetuity until the world ends, if people do have health care, many programs that were started in the government didn't work as well as people expected in the beginning months. might you be jumping too soon on something that could end up being good for the american people? >> if we can cover more people and keep health care affordable and accessible and have it be high quality, sure. but that's not what this is doing. this is causing people chaos and confusion and more money. >> for now. >> it could in the process run down the economy. this hasn't, look, the president -- >> i've got to go. my producers are screaming at me. we will continue this conversation.
interview president obama. chris hayes is up next. >>> good evening from new york, i'm chris hayes, the white house today got the best news it has had in two months about obama care. we will bring that news to you in a moment as well as the president's latest push to get young people to enroll. but it has always been the case, the political fate of obama care would rest ultimately on its performance, what it did for people's lives and not on the lies and slander directed at it from the right. and while the smears deployed against it get shorter and shorter we have the latest example. did you hear about the guy whose baby was denied coverage under obama care? >> those family plan quotes included myself, my wife, our 7, 5, and 3-year-old, and 18
time tonight. >> thanks for having us. >> our pleasure. >>> coming up, remember when they said obama care would destroy jobs? new job numbers are out. and guess what, the sky is not falling. >>> plus, gop hypocrisy on nelson mandela. now he's their hero. you may think we've forgotten, but we haven't. >>> and president obama responds to his critics. he's unloading on the republican congress. wait until you hear why he says they should be embarrassed. >>> and we have a major development in that new mexico police stop. news on the officer caught shooting at the van carrying five children. stay with us. people don't have to think about where their electricity comes from. they flip the switch-- and the light comes on. it's our job to make sure that it does. using natural gas this power plant can produce enough energy for about 600,000 homes. generating electricity that's cleaner and reliable, with fewer emissions-- it matters. ♪ >>> up next, the gop has tried to say obama care is a job killer. well, that republican talking point got crushed today. that's next. ♪ [ male announcer ] you
obama will start a new push for the health care go website. in any event at the white house he will highlight people he says have been helped by his health care reform law and website. website. in an event. the president also is expected to said the republicans want to strip away benefits without offering an alternative. the government saying most of the glitches on the health website have now been fixed. and now that the health website is supposed to be running smoother, consumers are reporting mixed success as they try and lock on to the updated health-care exchange. brokers and online and sisters in utah say three of every four people want to sign up for coverage of the federal government on one exchange are succeeding within an hour of walking in. navigators and wisconsin, illinois, alabama and north dakota reported a vast improvement. the website is serving as a health-care exchange for 36 states which did not refuse to set up their own website. california has its own unchanged at has also had some problems. our state exchang
. >>> two months after the disastrous launch, has a new look this morning. an obama administration official says the website has new life.pthe health and human services department met this weekend's self imposed deadline removing 400 bugs from the site. the project needs to prove itself to insurance customers. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning norah and charlie. troubleshooters from google microsoft and other companies was brought in to fix the website. two months late the white house says the website is far from perfect but at least usable. the administration says its poorly designed health care website is operating 95% of the time. that looks good compared with this fact. one full month after obama care launched was only available 43% of the time. the department of health and human services says error rates meaning website freezes and failures is less than 1% now. response time is how long consumers wait to perform a simple task have declined from 8 seconds to less than 1. jeffrey, the s
screams] anne. >>> this is kpix 5 news. president obama and the first lady are on air force one on their way to south africa at the nation continues to mourn the loss of civil rights legend nelson mandela. >>> the clock is ticking. the senate has less than half hour to vote. the debate happening today. >>> arctic air back to the deep freeze again this morning. some of these temperatures hovering down low 20s. more on that coming up. >>> and we're seeing major delays after a multicar crash. blocking up to three lanes on westbound highway 4. the freezing temperatures are causing some dangerous driving conditions can this morning. let's go tout to kiet do, he's live in o linda. you have seen black ice on the roads. >> reporter: yes, we are live. and the chp warned of black ice early this morning, and we found it inside the caldecott. this is a far right tunnel in the rare right lane. if you look closely, there's a patch of black i10 to 15 long, coming from the water dripping down the side of the tunnel. it went onto the roadway and it froze, and then that water continued to go down
, president obama will start a new push for the website. in an event at the white house he will highlight people he says have been held by his health or care reform law and website. the president also working on possible subsidies to insurance companies to let people keep their existing insurance plans as was originally promised. the government say most of the glitches on these website have now been fixed. and now that to the website is supposed to be running smoother, consumers are reporting mixed success as they try and lock on to the updated health care exchange. >>james: and man was killed in a shark attack while fishing from a kayak in hawaii. it happened but it off the island of maui. apparently, the fishermen speak for dangling over the edge of his kayak when a shark bit one of them. a friend kayaking near by tried to stop the man's bleeding with a tourniquet and called on a nearby tour boat for health and they sailed a shore. >>: we all helped get the entire kayak with the body on to the boat. my wife, who is a physician determined as well as she could that the pers
female voters off. >> sam, that's a great point. barack obama said something that new hampshire debate that i'm sure he felt was a tongue and cheek tone. it got turned around as being overly negative towards hillary clinton. she ended up winning that race three, four days later and shocked all of us. >> including herself. >> no, i knew that was coming all along. we were all absolutely shocked. >> except for state senator from new hampshire who told us the night before the primary that hilary was going to win and why. >> it remains one of the most shocking political upsets. we were out. we went to see hilary speak the night before. we felt sorry for her because the crowd was not responsive. all the plates in the parking lot at the national high school were from massachusetts. and we just thought boy what a terrible way to end a political career. she turned around winning. i wonder again in large part if hit to do -- she teared up but barack obama seen as coming on too strong in that debate where he made an off handed remark. >> now there's a school for that you can go to. mike allen tha
to global icon. a moment watched around the world as the president delivered the sad news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. >> reporter: shortly after president obama offered condolences. >> we have lost an influential courageous human being. >> reporter: a small corner of the country where he made a difference. he joined the congress in his country with the anc formed a resistance. he was charged with treason and life in prison. he was in one of the most remote and harsh african prisons. he was freed at 71. within a few yearsar par years apartheid ended. in 2010 south africa welcomed the first world cup. >>> a freeze warning still in effect across the bay area. this morning people bundled up. this video from the east bay, but it was like that much of the bay area. it will be a little warmer, by that we mean a little warmer. jacqueline, how is it looking now? >> reporter: very very cold, pam. there are already sub freezing temperatures. it is 28 in santa rosa. 30 in vallejo. over toward livermore 29. south bay is 30s. 36 in half moon bay. 35 in san mateo. it will only get colder. wid
. president obama says he won't let that happen, but is willing to work to improve it. tara for cbs news, the white house. >> and the white house also says it fixed the website defect that prevented social security numbers from being sent to insurers. >> new information tonight in just another disturbing case. this time out of woodbridge. authorities tell us there were numerous witnesses to the sexual asuit of an 11-year-old girl near the middle school and the girl knows the two people charged. they are two boys just 12 and 13 years old. peggy fox brings us the story. >> they are shocking allegations. what police say happened here in woodbridge to an 11-year-old girl right behind one of these fences in her own backyard. >> she reported to us that she was sexually assaulted by two known acquaintances. both of which were juveniles. >> the boys are only 12 and 13 years old. the middle schoolers have been arrested and charged with forcible sodomy, which apparently was oral sex. the boys are also charged with abduction. >> they held her down and committed the assault. so that escalates
deadline for obama care, so the white house is taking on a new effort to fight back against the law's extremely loud critics. you can find of feel the change in tone from the white house on this subject already. they don't sound like they're playing defense on the subject anymore. the president gave a short kickoff speak about it this afternoon in washington, d.c., and i think it was telling this was the biggest applause line in the speech. >> i have always said i would work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be sure of that. >> on thursday this week, the venue will be different, the crowd bill probably be a little younger, and the president will be forced off script undoubtedly because president obama on thursday is sitting down for a one-on-one hardball college interview with chris matthews at american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on msnbc, this thursday, 7:00 p.m. easte
. >> reporter: a tribute to a man who really did change the world. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >> president obama has ordered flags to fly at half staff through monday in honor of nelson mandela. >>> four months after he was released from prison, nelson mandela visited the u.s. more than 70,000 people packed the oakland coliseum to see him. as christin ayers explains, it was the east bay who led this movement that earned the bay area its visit. >> reporter: a lone rose left as the monument. >> it is you. the people of oakland, the people of the bay area who have given me and my delegation strength and hope to go back and continue the struggle. >> reporter: it was no accident that nelson mandela made oakland the final stop on his 1990 u.s. freedom tour. the east bay was really a center of a lot of the efforts to try to change the south african regime and get rid of apartide. seven years later the city of berkeley became the first in the nation to divest from south africa. assemblywoman nancy skinner was part of that movement forcing the campus to cut ties with corporations link
there are differing views, especially since the threat of gun violence and the mass shootings that president obama fears are becoming the new normal are something that affect every american. for more, i'm joined by goldie tayl taylor, whose column breaking bad can be read on the grio and rosenth rosenthal, stop handgun violence, an organization dedicated to the prevention of gun violence. thank you both for being here. john, nbc news is not playing the tapes. we're not going to play them. it's an issue that news organizations have to wrestle with, whether there is news value that would add to the public understanding of what happened or whether it sort of becomes just prurient. based on what you know in the 911 tapes, do you feel there is anything in them we could have learned something new from? >> i absolutely think that we should hear those tapes. and i'll take it a step further. when 26 and 7-year-olds are massacred with an ammunition clip and congress does nothing, absolutely nothing to curtail access to these military weapons, we can't even get a background check requirement for all gun sale
will be saying ka barack obama will be saying ka barack obama next year and sharks >> come up tonight on 7 news at 11:00. another hard freeze tonight. right now the bitter cold causing major problem throughout the bay area. how some wild animals are coping with the wild weather. we have that story. >> debilitating condition mother may unknowingly pass along to their children while they are still in the womb. those stories and more coming up on 7 news at 11:00. hope you can join us for that. stay tune right now larry is here with all the sports tonight. >> start with the gays with the sharks 6 game winning streak came to rather abrupt halt in pittsburgh with the penguin raid ago 4 game win streak of their own. super mario. penguin owner checking out 2 of the best in the nhl. second period. gist on with a wrister to win and 2 nothing pen. 3 minutes later shark turn it over in their zone. cross by denied. but chris klins. 3 nothing penguin. the trouble continues. power play. pounces on the rebound here. penguin score 4 times in the second period. lone brit spot he scores the 14th o
of milk could cost $7 if congress does not pass a new farm bill. president obama is optimistic a deal could be reached. the republican controlled house and the democratic controlled senate remain at odds over parts of the farm bill. especially cuts to the food stamp program. >> an opportunity for bipartisan cooperation on a comprehensive farm bill and hopes and expects that can be achieved before the end of the year. >> milk would not be the only item effected if there is no deal. all dairy products including butter, cheese, ice cream will soar along with corn, wheat, and soy beans. >>> time is 6:17. and happening now cal trains holiday train making a return this weekend. you've got to love christmas in the bay area. it is so fantastic. this is a live look at the train that is is getting ready for its public debut starting tomorrow. the train is decorated with 60,000 lights and stop at nine stations between san francisco and santa clara. look at that. santa, mrs. claus and their friends will be at each station. salvation army will be there to collect toy donations. the train begins it
the new and improved obama care website some positive reviews. the obama administration says the site is running smoothly for the vast majority of users. >>> and right now, president obama is getting ready for a speech marking world aids day. activists are calling for more money to combat hiv
silicon valley tech companies are now calling on president obama and congress to curb their government surveillance programs. among the silicon valley companies taking part in this new is google and cupertino's apple, and facebook, and yahoo and san francisco's twitter. all the companies are publishing an open letter in several united states newspapers today. >> documents leaked by contractor edward snowden reveal the government has collected information from millions of people often without their knowledge. the n.s.a. has called everything it is doing "perfectly legal." >> america's love affair with diet soda is fizzing out. sales have drop percent the last year because of health-related. internet stories are amplifying concerns about the sweetners which the fa says are "safe," but studies have raised concerns including links to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. >> a big honor for san francisco guitarist carlos santana one of five to receive honors last night. the 66-year-old is one of only a few latinos to receive the top arts award and began playing guitar after hearing blues and
obama was a new united states senator in 2005. nelson mandela, world statesman, retired from public life, but still the proud father of a new south africa. that meeting in washington was mr. obama's only opportunity to tell mandela in person how he inspired his own political activism. >> my very first political action, the first thing that i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid and like so many around the globe, i cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that nelson mandela set and so long as i live, i will do what i can to learn from him. >> during mr. obama's first trip to south africa as president in june of this year, serious consideration was given to a meeting with mandela at the hospital, but even then, he was far too frail and mr. obama huddled instead with the family inside this compound. then brought him to the prison. mr. obama referred to mandela by his south african name of endearment. madiba. >> madiba's words give us a compass in a sea of change. >> with mandela's passing, the president said others must now hol
on "new day," president obama looking to turn the tide for his health care law. will it be enough to restore faith in obama care? >>> brand new vudio surfaces of the crash that killed actor paul walker and his friend. it's raising new questions for authorities why walker wasn't able to make it out alive. and saw the lumia 1020 has 41 megapixels. so i can zoom way in even after i take the picture. and i can adjust the shot before i take it so i get it exactly how i want. so, i went with a windows phone. maybe i just see things other people don't. ♪ honestly ♪ i wanna see you be brave ♪ ♪ i wanna see you be brave on the table by not choosing the right medicare d plan. no one could have left this much money here. whoo-hoo-hoo! yet many seniors who compare medicare d plans realize they can save hundreds of dollars. cvs/pharmacy wants to help you save on medicare expenses. talk to your cvs pharmacist, call, or go to to get your free, personalized plan comparison today. call, go online, or visit your local store today. a man who doesn't stand still. but jim has a
duty because that's what he's been on the past year after an injury. roz plater, abc 7 news. >> changes in the state's mental health care system. , a topll before congress obama administration official explains what action is needed now. >> as we go to break how much a look at the national tree lighting ceremon a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the enviroent, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share e love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. >> we are talking about the farm bill land of congress cannot agree quick lee, get ready to pay a lot more at the grocery store. >> secretary of agriculture tom vill sack says they need to know about it. giving a very real warning. cliques you're going to go to the grocery store to get the gallon of milk and you will not be able to find it. >> the farm bill expired october 1 day of the
lighting of the national christmas tree. president obama light the tree. help light it with a character from christmas -- sesame street. , whyalous news from abc you will see less of olivia pope the season. don't let this sweet little face for you. -- fool you. this dog is a hard criminal. what he did, coming up. >> >> you are watching abc seven ,ews at 11:00 with leon harris and the chief meteorologist doug hill. this is abc seven news at 11 , on your side. cutting oned it is show episodes for the season. that means 18 episodes will air instead of the original 22. there are rumors that kerry washington and her husband are exciting a baby. and will take a break return in february for the final episode of season three. a new drama hits theaters this weekend. arch campbell has a review. >> don't go looking for holiday week's out of the surface -- furnace. it stars christian bale. people live in those hills. i want justice. >> he tries to hold his family together and out of the furnace. he watches over his dying father and his struggling father -- brother. he is a returning war veteran. ch
. >>> well, obama care may have a new problem. congress itself could miss its monday enrollment deadline, some congressional lawmakers and staffers say that they're having trouble trying to enroll. cnn obtained an e-mail sent thursday by the house chiefe iv preventing staffers from signing up. meanwhile the obama care's front page is sporting a new design that is supposed to actually make it easier to use. >>> well, if you hop on a train, your commute morning or whenever you commute, your life is in the hands of the engineer, the deadly commuter train wreck in the bronx last weekend now shedding new light on the high-pressure duties of driving trains. we talked to a chicago man who guides a million pound commuter train while carefully balancing signals, speed, and safety. >> reporter: as passengers rush through their morning commute engineer jeff cline scales 12 feet into this locomotive and gets ready to take responsibility. for hundreds of peoples' lives. with the throttle and two brakes, cline alone controls this 1 million pound behemoth during its three-hour run. and he's got a lot o
none of the allegations against ford have been proven. >>> the obama administration says the new improved website is working and is now time for americans to purchase health insurance but as susan mcginnis reports, the group the white house most wants to sign up may be the hardest sell. >>> reporter: the obama administration says 29,000 americans enrolled on in the first two days after it was fixed. that includes dawn from texas. she is a self-employed musician who is buying health insurance for the first time in 20 years. >> i was very surprised at the prices actually. we entered all my tax info and income and stuff and i was pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: erin is in her 40s and has health problems but for the new law to work the white house needs millions of healthy young people to sign up to make coverage more affordable for everyone else. the president made his pitch during a white house youth summit wednesday. >> i hope you haven't been discouraged by how hard it's been because stuff that's worth it's always hard. >> reporter: a new harvard
. >>> and president obama is launching a new campaign today, trying to sell the benefits of his new health care law. it comes just a day after a surge in new visitors to the website. but problems with the site still remain. and a new poll finds that one-third of younger americans don't even know about the law. >>> and new details about that deadly train derailment here in new york on sunday. sources say it was likely caused by human error. the train was traveling some 82 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone. the engineer's cell phone is now being analyzed to determine if he was, in fact, distracted at the time of the trash. drug and alcohol testing has not yet been completed, as well. >>> and a new report card shows that american teens are falling further behind in math. u.s. tenth graders now rank 30th in the world. yes, trailing 29 other countries, in standardized testing. they scored about the same as they did four years ago. more students from other countries improved their scores. >>> and just as the holiday season kicks into very high gear, a serious problem for the nation
're still having some trouble. today president obama opens a new effort to highlight the positive side of the affordable care act. major garrett is at the white house this morning. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. with a speech scheduled for 11:30 a.m. pacific, president obama will try to dig out from about the risks of repealing it. democrats running for re-election for 2014 are already panicking. this is the president's first concerted effort to calm them down. the white house is changing its tone highlighting the achievements of obama care and the progress that has been made since the botched launch of the website just two the. >> the queueing system is a featured design to improve the user experience. enrolled. how many were shuttled into that comeback later queue. in a miami health clin irk, june miles may tried for a hird time to purchase insurance through the website. she hasn't had insurance due to diabetes and other pre-existing conditions. the website kept telling her to wait. >> i'm hoping everything goes
. >>> president obama has covered a news conference where he will highlight people who have been helped by his health reform law. the this news conference comes a day after the team said they worked out most of the bugs. the president will talk about the provisions of the affordable care act such as preventing denial tu to preexisting conditions. he will also be joined by americans who the white house say have benefited from the new law. >>> covered california has launched an online insurance exchange for small businesses. employers with no more than 50 full-time workers eligible for the program, they are not required to enroll. they can advise workers to find insurance through the covered california site for individuals and families but by signing up, some small businesses could qualify for federal tax credits. >>> tonight, the singing store of one of last year's catchiest summer songs will bring holiday spirit to san francisco. ♪ >> i can tell you pam cook is dancing this. she will join in on the christmas lighting ceremony. 49ers will be there. the event starts at 5:00 on california stree
any records yet -- coming up. >>> welcome back. 7:15. new this morning, president obama is on his way to south africa right now to attend the memorial service for nelson mandela. now, you watched it here live on the morning news about two hours ago. president obama and first lady michelle obama boarding air force one. now, also on air force one for the trip to south africa former president george w. bush, his wife, laura, and former secretary of state hillary clinton. former presidents jimmy carter and bill clinton will also be attending the memorial but they are traveling separately. the only living president not going to the mandela funeral is george h.w. bush. he's 89 and is no longer able to travel long distances. >>> in south africa people are still gathering outside of nelson mandela's house in johannesburg. this is video shot earlier this morning. tomorrow, a public memorial service will be held in a soccer stadium that seats 95,000 people. then nelson mandela's body will lie in state in a government building in pretoria from wednesday through friday and then on sunday, nelson
. the stock closed about 5 points lower today at $551 a share. >>> only on 2 tonight, a new ktvu field poll shows president obama's approval rating in california continues to slip. the poll found 51% of those surveyed approved of the job president obama is doing in the white house. but 43% disapprove. and that number is up 8 points since july. it also shows 33% say the country is headed in the right direction. but 55% say we're headed in the wrong direction. >>> a midnight wedding in hawaii for 6 same sex couples. the state legislature voted last month to legalize same-sex marriage there. the law took effect today. the state's marijuana laws allow couples to register for a lightning and be married on the same day. hawaii is the 16th state to allow same-sex marriages. >>> it's going to be cool out there tonight, but not as cold as it will be coming up. the clouds are going to stay for the most part above freezing. when the clouds clear tomorrow, things really do change around. here comes the cold front. at midnight, you see maybe a little drizzle or something along the coast. maybe a few spr
at $551 a share. >>> only on 2 tonight, a new ktvu field poll shows president obama's approval rating in california continues to slip. the poll found 51% of those surveyed approved of the job president obama is doing in the white house. but 43% disapprove. and that number is up 8 points since july. it also shows 33% say the country is headed in the right direction. but 55% say we're headed in the wrong direction. >>> a midnight wedding in hawaii for 6 same sex couples. the state legislature voted last month to legalize same-sex marriage there. the law took effect today. the state's marijuana laws allow couples to register for a lightning and be married on the same day. hawaii is the 16th state to allow same-sex marriages. >>> it's going to be cool out there tonight, but not as cold as it will be coming up. the clouds are going to stay for the most part above freezing. when the clouds clear tomorrow, things really do change around. here comes the cold front. at midnight, you see maybe a little drizzle or something along the coast. maybe a few sprinkles. here comes the front, it sort of
, although president barack obama made it one of his top domestic priorities. >> after a new york commuter train derails killing four people, to federal lawmakers want trains to be outfitted with cameras appointed engineers. this is video of the derailment from last sunday. senators charles sc humer of new york and richard blumenthal of connecticut held a news conference sunday. the national transportation safety board has suggested cameras. their road administration has not immediately responded. a lawyer and union leader for the derailed train engineer said he briefly not off and he experienced a days at the controls. more than 60 people were injured. >> there are reports out today of the federal reserve and how it will start to pull back on their mass of economic stimulus program. the fed has been buying 85 billions in bonds each month to try to keep the interest rates low. a recent survey by the national association of business economists says the 62% of its forecasters expects that the feds will pull back on its bond buying programs. another 30 percent think that the fed will start pr
the new york computer train was traveling before it crashed. >>> when it comes to the obama care website, why it appears the fix is in. >>> and the demand 49 tight end vernon dave sis making f >>> federal investigators revealed the commuter train that derailed over the weekend was traveling 82 miles per hour heading into a 30 mile-per-hour curve. the metro rail north train killed four and injured more than 70 others. today the national transportation safety board investigators mind the train's data recorders. they say it's still unclear whether the wreck was the result of human error or brake trouble. >> investigators will be carefully reviewing all the data to determine the functioning of the brakes throughout the trip, and to determine why the throttle went to zero and brake pressure went to zero. >> authorities are also questioning the train's engineer and other crew members. rail union leader say the engineers was sdwrur injur-- wa injured and is cooperating with investigators. >>> speed was a factor in the furious" actor paul walker and his friend, when was driving. police say -- wh
obama. >> forget electronics or jewelry this holiday so, the new push now underway to get californians to "gift" health insurance. >> a new mega jackpot is up for grabs, how much is at stake in the mega will months drawing. >> we want to see how the freezing cold is affecting you. send us your photos at to those who've been waiting welcome to covered california. the place to find quality, affordable coverage, and nobody can be denied because of a pre-existing condition. enroll today at >>> covering walnut creek, burlingame, campbell and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> a look at washington, dc, outside the south african embassy, the statue of the late nelson mandela. folks have been bringing things as a memorial, cars and candles in honor of the civil rights leader and politician who passed away at the aim -- age of 95. >> republican to's embattled mayor is criticizing president obama. mayor ford is denowing the health care laissezzing affordable care -- saying affordable care act is too expensive in spite of california having a government-run h
. the new challenge san francisco city college faces. >>> also a relative of president obama has his day until court. a judge decides if he must be deported or if he can stay in this country. we'll have the details. >>> good morning. we're looking at the roads and finally we are getting to see slow traffic on 880 and also some other spots where the traffic is slowing down. >>> old man winter is really in the middle of the country but there is a hint of him here. it is definitely cold for some but what about how cold it will get later in the week. [woman] you wrapped the... [man] it's nothing but tape... [woman] it's a block. we're havin' a baby! [laughter in background] [woman screams] are we havin' a baby? [ambient crying and laughter] >>> time now 6:13. police in hayward say a 16-year- old boy that was shot and killed last month in a hayward park died trying to help a girl. police say christopher stepped in to defend a teenage girl that was being threatened by two suspected gang members. both of those suspects are now charged with murder. he was the father of a six- month-old son who's
or ice. >> holy freaking moly. >> a mixture of snow and freezing rain from pennsylvania to new england. >> in new york city i see this mullti multicar pile up. >> crazy whiteout conditions in philadelphia. >> president barack obama and the first lady on their way to south africa you to pay tribute to nelson mandela. >> to see the whites and blacks together on the streets. it's because of nelson. >> defense secretary chuck hagel, first trip there for the pentagon chief in three years. >> it's a simple match. three were taken to the hospital. >> hundreds thousands turned out for the government protest toppling the statue. >> house and senate negotiators are reportedly putting the finishing touches on what would be the first successful budget agreement in years. >> fans remembered paul you walker and left flowers in his memory. drew brees 50,000 career passing yards. >> saints 31-13. all time mark from 64. prater's kick is good. >> in washington d.c. the kennedy center a warded artists. billy joel santana. i mean awesome. >> kirby hancock sitting up there with th
at 6:00. >> a new speedbump on the road to health care reform. just two days after the obama administration said it had fixed some 400 bugs on the website, users are running into a different delay. sign. that is a positive scott thuman is in the newsroom. you could call it cyber monday, though with some issues. the website did not crash necessarily, but it would not necessarily let you instantly enroll either. the white house says it is because it had 300 75,000 visitors today alone even before noon. today aloneisitors even before noon. encouraging news, but it is still not able to handle quite that much. this.y are seeing we need you to wait here so we can make sure there is room for you to have a good experience, it says. it even offers to notify you when it's ready. >> we are not done, but we have passed an important milestone. >> there are also other issues on the site's backend. it is sometimes failing to deliver your info to the insurance company, meaning they are yournow they provider. >> if
that will be effective january 1st, and today, the president picked up one very happy customer. >> there's a major new push to focus positive attention on obama care. >> more than a website. >> touting the improvements made to the site. >> that's what you'll hear from president obama today. >> the website is working well for the vast majority of users. >> it's not just a broken website. >> it's plagued with problems. >> this bill is fundamentally flawed. >> we're not going back. >> republicans have to answer for the lack of a plan. >> you got good ideas, bring them to me. >> we'll see. >> cricket, if you will. >> they are advocated for underinsurance. >> what's needed in the house is leadership. >> he presides over the least productive congress. >> the house continues to do its job. >> since world war ii. >> we've done our work. >> really? >> the american people want to pick their own type of health insurance. >> i'm absolute lay being offered competitive plans with what i have. >> more problems may pop up. when they, do we'll fix those too. >> the problems have made it very difficult. they're working
. administration officials say president obama will attend mandela's state funeral and is expected to deliver remarks. live in washington danielle nottingham, now back to you. >> thank you. as the news spread today a few folks here in town have made their way down to the south african embassy to pay their respects tonight. we have the story live from there. >> reporter: you saw at 6:00 the crowd a little bigger now, more and more people started to come out to pay tribute outside the south african embassy where the statue of nelson mandela that was dedicated here in the you see more people out here. we've seen the entire spectrum of people, people of all races and ages and backgrounds, couples come out, mothers and fathers bringing their children out here, some folks actually in tears, a lot of folks at a loss for words. so we've really seen a good mix of just about everyone, people out here laying flowers down, setting candles up. we've seen folks taking pictures. 1 man told me he actually grew up in south africa, born and raised there. he's now a resident of the states. he said we lost a gr
of our deepest sorrow. our nation has lost his greatest son. >> shortly after the news of nelson mandela's death reached the white house, president obama said this. >> i am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from nelson mandela's life. my very first political action, the first thing i ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics was a protest against apartheid. i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they are guided by their hopes and not by their fears. we will not likely see the likes of nelson mandela again. so it falls to us, as best we can, to forward the example that he set to make decisions not guided by hate but by love. never discount the difference that one person can make, to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. for now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. >> joining us now, a professor from columbia university and joy reid, m
here appears to be testing, which a lot of young people are reluctant to do. officials hope since obama care kicks in, more young people will see their doctors and that could get everybody closer to zero. reporting live in the newsroom, joe vasquez, kpix5. >> as the number of new cases goes down, the number of survivors goes up. according to the aids foundation, there are about 15,000 people living with aids in san francisco. >>> getting close to catching their man, the new pictures of the suspect police say threw a woman's two cats into the bay. >> trash and a treasure. bay area artists turn illegally dumped junk from eyesores into something worth looking at. >>> and the woman who wants oakland mayor, jean quan's job and why she says she's the perfect candidate. ,,,,,,,, a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to
-apartheid leader body will lie in state starting wednesday until his burial on sunday december 15. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to pay their respects. >> always love him for teaching us that it is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. >>reporter: retired ash bish told mourners at cape town people best way to honor him is to value unity and democracy that he embodied. >> in the spring of 93 85 students at uc berkeley led a protest that bring change to south africa ultimately. 7 news reporter spoke w-2 former students who helped win the apartheid in south africa. these papers were typed by students with a plan to help end apartheid in south africa. year was 1985 and the students were from uc berkeley. california assembly woman nancy skinner was the leader of the student difficult vest committee. >> it was students and city leaders and it was the if is to difficult vest 1979 so there was already activism. >>reporter: there were daily rally at this plaza. students quickly began camping out. berkeley polic
. the stadium holds about 60,000 people. no word on whether the obamas will attend other events honoring the life and legacy of nelson mandela. >>> now, the story of a new york city homeless man who brings about the old don't judge a book by its cover. >> this is patrick. the kind of driven computer whiz who starts companies in college. he came to new york hoping to meet someone in tech to buy his ideas. he just didn't know it would be the homeless guy on the way to work. >> just has something about, the first time i remember thinking in my head, huh, who is this guy? >> this is leo. as a kid, he was obsessed with science, astronomy, chemistry, physics, but became a father too soon. lost his job, then his home. >> at first, what did you think he wanted? >> i didn't think, you got the wrong guy. he said, hey, this may sound strange, i'm going to approach you with an offer. i'll give you $100 and you spend it however you want to or i'll present you with this new laptop and teach you how to code. instantly, i said in my mind, door number two. >> he would write code for hours, for days. on t
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